Deck the Halls Synopsis
Neighbors in a New England town declare war over a preponderance of Christmas lights.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It is a better option than the third "Santa Clause."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Isn't exactly what you'd call fresh. But although it borrows ingredients from many familiar Christmas flicks, it's got a sly twinkle of its...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Filled with forced yuletide cheer and mixed messages about the true meaning of Christmas, this loud and obnoxious holiday comedy boasts a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick is the control freak who lives for toasty yuletide cheer, and Danny DeVito is the vulgar...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
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Chicago Tribune

Nobody expects every holiday film to ascend to classic status; in fact, we're happy to let most fade from memory as soon as the decorations...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Can be described as whatever is the opposite of a Christmas classic.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The sheer nastiness of the jealous one-upmanship and angry sabotage puts a damper on the yuletide comedy. You're much better off watching a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Belongs in the holiday hall of shame.
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Predictable but definately worth going

By Grasshopper
It will get you in the holiday spirit, even though the movie is somewhat predictable. Take the time....

Deck me in the balls

By Naked_movie_goer
I would rather get "decked in the balls" than see deck the halls....

Just okay!

By let'sgotothemovies
Cute movie but totally unrealistic and not in a good way. Too much far fetched things going on. The basic theme or message of friendship and neighborly behavior and gettting your priorities straight...

This movie was HORRIBLE! Don't waste your time

By jmelliott
This is one of the worst Christmas movies I have ever seen. It never got going... I sat there waiting for it to really start and it ended!...

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By homebuilder
DeVito & Broderick were a great combo. My kids and I all thought it was good, fun humor. Makes the holidays a little less serious. Enjoy your families and the holidays, they don't need to be...

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By 5stevens5
Movie was good, but thought it would be funnier - considering Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick....


By Thepupinator
This movie is so funny I almost fell on the floor laughing! It is kinda innapropriate for childern under 10. But my friend and I give it 4 thumbs WAY up...

I should have had snacks

By cin-cin
Obviously someone needed a paycheck. I want my money and my time back. I should have had popcorn and chocolate with a blueberry slushy while watching this movie. But then this experience would have...

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By blazersfan
A little questionable for youngsters. Not as funny as I'd have hoped with DeVito, but still worth seeing during the holidays....

Deck the Halls

By moviesmoviesmoves
A little over the top, it was cute for the kids, but wouldn't see it again funny...

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Rated PG | For some crude and suggestive humor, and for language
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